Open Letter To Bart Chilton

ChiltonFailure to address precious metals market manipulation is your true legacy, Mr Chilton.  Position limits by themselves fix nothing.  To your credit, you did make the space for GATA’s Bill Murphy to introduce critical testimony to the CFTC during a 2010 publicly broadcast hearing.  But that’s the only thing we can objectively point to suggesting your job performance wasn’t just another example of a spineless regulator captured by the industries he is supposed to regulate.
But it’s not to late, Mr. Chilton.  You can still become a whistle-blower. 

sic semper tyrannis

 
A TND Exclusive by Eric Dubin:

You still have the data that would blow wide open the precious metals market manipulation story.  Yes, you could lose your pension.  Yes, you could be blocked from entering the revolving door back into industry.  Yes, you would likely be personally threatened.  But you could ask for the help of the American people to support you.  You could do the right thing and go down in history as one of the great men in American history, a man willing to seize opportunity for the betterment of his progeny and society at large.  If you asked for a legal defense fund to be established in your name, people would make that happen.  If you offered your services as a market analyst to the securities investment community, odds are you could get a reasonably well paying job from a firm specializing in resource-based investments.  You could even land a gig somewhere in media.  If Oliver North could do it, you certainly could.  But you have to have vision and testicular fortitude.

Tens of thousands of people read TND’s last open letter addressed to you.  About 800 people signed the petition calling for you to become a whistleblower (click here to read both).  If you went public, tens of thousands of people would likely sign the petition.

Spread the info out to 20 internet sites and pull a Daniel Ellsberg.   Here’s a reading assignment for you:  Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.

Should you instead wish to slink off into obscurity, goodbye and good luck.

Eric Dubin
Managing Editor, The News Doctors

90 Sale 2-Recovered

Comments

  1. Does anybody have a feeling rats are juping off the (sinking) ship? Bernanke, Daimon, Chilton…  or is it just me?

  2. Perhaps we should crowdsource a silver market whistleblower fund.  Who here would pay $1000 to the guy who exposes/breaks the cartel?  I sure would.  I bet we could find another 1000 people like me easy.

  3. I don’t claim to know Bart’s motives for resigning. I do know that for the last three years, when I emailed a question, he replied usually within an hour. Not always what I liked to hear, but a reply never the less. 82 of them in total. Who else in the government bothers to give a personal reply to even one?
    I don’t know what his plans are, but ranting and name calling certainly won’t bring him over to our side. No, I’m not a troll, shill or a Chilton cheerleader and have probably more at risk in Silver assets than most here. I’m just saying that if you want to have a civil and intelligent conversation with the guy (on have a chance to), try being civil and intelligent. 

    • I used to agree with that, but we’ve already done civil and intelligent, it hasn’t worked and apparently won’t. It’s clear that Bart and the CFTC have completely failed in their own mission statement:
      The CFTC’s mission is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices and systemic risk related to derivatives that are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound markets.

      What a joke. The CFTC should be dissolved…the money would be better spent elsewhere. These asswipes walk by the CFTC logo with its eagle, a symbol of freedom, and scales of balance and all that bullshit. They can go fuck themselves. All they’ve done is make some examples out of a few low level players that don’t have their Cartel membership cards. I’ve seen enough. Inaction equals acquiesce in my book. They are as guilty as the manipulators and I fully believe history will prove this out. Seems to me they are waiting for the market to take care of this issue, and someday it will.

    • Whiskey Zero – yep, agree. ‘civil and intelligent’ conversations went out of style with these zealots way back around 1913 when the fed started. Only the most boisterous and kick ass get their way in todays world, unfortunately. gotta match zealotry with zealotry!….right on!

    • Chilton has had plenty of time and been given plenty of evidence to speak out and reveal the fraud and manipulation. He hasn’t done that, so there is no reason to defend him or support him. He is controlled opposition at best and a traitor or charlatan at worst.

    • Even the folks with an inordinate amount of patience have given up on the CFTC such as Ted Butler. Ted has also pointed out that none of the banks he has specifically called out have attempted to bring him to court for libel or defamation or anything like that…probably because he could then open the floodgates in his defence and introduce supporting evidence, a Pandora’s box the Cartel would never allow opened. The Federal Reserve is at the nexus of this issue. They try to suppress based on ‘national security’/strong dollar, so it’s OK for them to manipulate the markets, and cover up their criminal activity, but not the rest of us. This double standard flies in the face of commonly accepted principals such as equal protection under the law and redress of grievances. We are clearly living under a feudal type system, so let’s call a spade a spade and not pretend we’re living in Fantasyland. You can’t have the ‘Government’ operating outside of the rules they’ve laid down, and expect the rest of us to follow those same rules. This system is FUBAR.

    • @Az2Africa

      I fully agree. This is not the way to address a person you are seeking help from.

    • @whiskey-six @bay-of-pigs
      “I used to agree with that, but we’ve already done civil and intelligent, it hasn’t worked and apparently won’t.”
      From what I recall Chilton seemed willing to cooperate and communicate but was not able to comment on the case during the ongoing investigation. Maybe now that the investigation is closed it would be a great idea to continue our friendly inquiries. I would not consider the time passed since the investigation closed as “plenty of time”.

    • Help? Try a shrink, you’ll get better results than living a delusion. The CFTC is captured and completely toothless.
       
      Chiltons time is up. He’s done. His legacy is one of failure and incompetence. Just like all the other stooges that work there.

  4. @widget I’ve already made inquiries, and requests going back years on multiple levels. I know plenty of people who have done the same. They have not been addressed. Chilton’s role, IMO, is to channel frustration and anger in a circular motion. He has served his role well, and his role has come to an end, apparently for the next phase of this game. I myself am done trying to push that rock uphill. I really don’t care any longer, nor do I bear any anger, frustration yes at the two faced lies, but no reason to waste further emotional energy on this issue. The situation will work itself out I’m sure. I will simply observe at this point and prepare as they have telegraphed to do so. Best to follow the ELite lead at this point and not make too many waves and wait for ‘?’ as they appear to have been in a holding pattern for some time. 
    “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.”
    How will this play out? Who knows, but I know one possible outcome. Depends on how well they steer the herd. This can be orderly, or some can get trampled, or gored in the process.

  5. Jeffrey Christian and Bart Chilton have striking similarities:  they get their body parts confused.  They spew shit out of their mouths, and pucker their asses!  Good riddance to both of them!

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